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Media evaluation question 2

  1. 1. Question 2How does your media product represent social groups?
  2. 2. How does your media product represent social groups?• In order to connect to the teenagers I intended on publishing to I used my model Blaine to represent a hard working teenager who’s struggling with his life options. One aspects of Blaine being my model for this particular magazine which shines out most is how old he is and how relatable this is to my article and more importantly the target market I hope my magazine will be released to. By the use of clothes on my model and by my models facial expression, this represents to the social groups who are interested into hip-hop/ rap music.• With Rap music there is no real excitement/ excessive colours used, there is raw emotions and a sense of anguish published onto the models faces, hence why I have got my model to pose in this way. Another way in which my magazine represents social groups is how I advertised the V festival, with famous hip-hop stars and some rap stars appearing at the V festival I used this as a way of interacting with what my Target market audience with stuff that they would want to read and find out about in the magazine
  3. 3. How does your media product represent social groups?• In order for my media product to be represented for social groups I have tried a story which I hoped would relate to a lot of troubled teenagers who are experiencing somewhat of the same dilemma as my model. In this scenario I have chosen the story of a young teenage boy who is choosing his paper round over his music career, I feel this could relate to a lot of prosperous young teenagers who are a fan of rap music and who are facing the same problems as the position that my model is currently encountering. By the use of Photoshop and other high quality programmes I changed my image so that it could be more relatable and more suitable towards the story I have written. By capturing dark skies and the sense of anguish and pain on my models face I have created a story which I am hoping my target audience will recognise and feel a sense of sympathy towards my model.
  4. 4. How does your media product represent social groups? • In this Magazine I didn’t only want to represent rap and hip-hop music but also the life of teenagers. By using my model Blaine I have advertised towards the social grouping of young troubled teenagers who are trying to make something of themselves. Due to some research I have found out that must teenagers who listen to rap music and hip hop are also going through the same sort of problems. By using a good model I will hopefully attract audiences who feel like their in the same position as my model to purchase the magazine to experience and analyse what he is going through.
  5. 5. How does your media product represent social groups?• The Mise on scene in the photo shoot is the key aspect for the unique selling point of my magazine. In order to represent social groups I had to dress my models in what clothing I thought most rappers, as well as the public who are listening to the music, would wear. As you can see in both my contents page and my front cover my models are both wearing hoodies that are raised over the heads, this creates a serious, mysterious iconic figure towards the customers and symbolises that they are people who arent very happy/don’t like for their faces to be seen. They type of clothing could also represent social groups, by using a very popular brand like Nike, as seen on the hoodie of my front cover model Blaine, this could attract the audience as this will give them something to relate to. Another prop is the school clothing I got my model Scott to wear in my contents page, this could be used to represent sophistication and maybe to show the social groups who purchase the magazine that even the iconic figure that’s on the magazine is still currently at school.
  6. 6. How does your media product represent social groups?The Mise en scene with my Main double page spread image of Blaine really reflectsand relates to the social groups of Teenagers. Firstly we see in the background thefence, small house, skinned trees, all things that resemble and reflect on arural/urban environment, these props in the background could be a key aspect to therelationship of the photo and customer, this may be due to the fact that most of theteenagers that purchase the magazines might be living in the same sort of rural areathat my model appears to be in. We also see a Bike in the background which isanother relatable aspect that connects the social group of teenagers towards themagazine, this is because most teenagers are seen riding bikes around everywhere,in gangs or just in general, which is slightly mainstream towards the target marketaudience that I am referring to in my magazine.
  7. 7. How does your media product represent social groups?The main things that represent the social groups is how I related the stories to thekind of things that teenagers like/ listen to. By using things like famous celebritiesstories such as Eminem, Kanye West and Wiley stories this would definitely attractmore customers in the social group of rap. By thorough research into different rapmagazines such as Vibe and The Source I was able to research the kind of musicthat the teenagers who are interested in rap/Hip-hop music would like to readabout, this helped with what I thought my target market audience would want toread and see inside of a professional music magazine.

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